Pupils show spirit of Olympics

Some of the 900 pupils from Corby and schools in the surrounding villages, Oundle and Thrapston who took part in three  Olympic-themed sports days at  Rockingham Triangle
Some of the 900 pupils from Corby and schools in the surrounding villages, Oundle and Thrapston who took part in three Olympic-themed sports days at Rockingham Triangle

More than 900 young athletes got into the spirit of the London 2012 Olympics when they took part in a festival of sport.

As part of Lloyds TSB National School Sports Week, the event was organised by Corby and Welland Valley Schools, the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership and Corby Athletics Club.

On Monday, June 25, World Sports Day, the Welland Valley Sports saw seven schools competing.

The winner was Cottingham Primary School which narrowly beat Weldon School.

On Tuesday, June 26, 11 schools took part in Corby’s 50th town sports, which was won by Woodnewton School.

Today, it was the turn of schools in East Northants to take part in the event at Rockingham Triangle.

Matthew Peleszok, school sports manager for the School Sports Partnership, said: “It was really outstanding to see so many key partners working together to organise such a high quality competition for such a large number of budding young athletes.

“In this Olympic year we are keen to ensure competitive sport keeps playing a key part in the lives of young children.”

As winners of the Year 6 age groups both Rockingham and Weldon schools will progress to the Northamptonshire School Games being held on July 12 as part of team Corby, Oundle and Thrapston.